time service

Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
I have some testing servers which I need to keep on a time diferent from the domain.

How can I stop them from syncing with the domain controller other than disabling the time service?

Question by:Marketing_Insists
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    Accepted Solution

    Make a seperate Network - If those systems don't sync their time, you won't be able to access the domain at all - for authentication or anything else.  Kerberos, Microsoft's adopted authentication mechanism, REQUIRES systems to have clocks within a few minutes of each other and that's why they autosync.
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    Expert Comment

    What's wrong with disabling the time service on the workstations?  The ony thing it does is sync its time, and if you don't want it to sync then that's what you disable.

    Author Comment

    Automated remote procedures are difficult with time service disabled, they prevent wmi and remote shells from working correctly.


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